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Harry Kane

Harry Kane

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Instead, they were rescued at the death by Harry Kane. And that is an issue which is beginning to rear its head for Southgate ahead of Sunday's clash with Panama in Nizhny-Novgorod.

England made a superb start at the Volgograd Arena when Kane lashed the home from close range in the 11th minute, but the lead lasted only 24 minutes before Tunisia drew level from the penalty spot through Ferjani Sassi.

Is he the best number nine in the world? Kane's tally makes advancement to the knockout round much easier for England and the nation will undoubtedly celebrate it. Rashford is the one with the potential as Southgate's alternative option. The 25-year-old played 166 times for the Blades, scoring 12 goals.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker scored 30 Premier League goals last season, and he is off and running at the World Cup having netted twice already.

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He explained that it was meant to be "a way of improving my look", adding, "Obviously that all went to hell". Markle also spoke about the moment when Harry asked him for permission to marry his daughter.

For 45 minutes it looked just like it should have done when England face Tunisia. "Go out there and play your own game, be free".

The British public broadcaster says it got a record total of 3 million requests to stream the game on its website and apps.

England looked as though they would to rue missed chances from Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard and John Stones in their first half as they struggled to break down their opponents after the break.

Former England striker Alan Shearer paid tribute to Kane on BBC's live coverage, saying: "That's why Gareth Southgate named him captain". I said before I was so excited to be at a World Cup and it is about proving a point.

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